Parliament of Zimbabwe

Director Research (Grade: F1)

Parliament of Zimbabwe
Mar. 17, 2023
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Job Description


Section 154 of the Constitution of Zimbabwe stipulates that the Clerk of Parliament and other Staff of Parliament are appointed on terms of conditions of service approved from time to time, by the Committee on Standing Rules and Orders (CSRO) and are Public Officers, distinct and separate from the Civil Service. These appointments are on an open, performance based contracts subject to the provisions of the Officers of Parliament (Terms of Service) Regulations, 2018, as amended from time to time. 

Applications are, therefore, invited from suitably qualified and experienced Zimbabwean citizens below the age of fifty (50), with a clean disciplinary / criminal record, to fill the following vacant positions. 

Reports To: Chief Director Information Services.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Reviews departmental operating systems and procedures as part of continual improvement;
  • Prepares departmental budgets and accounts for resources allocated.
  • Facilitates the production of background /presentation papers or Statements, and Intervention Notes for delegates to regional and international conferences.
  • Manages the production of Motion notes for Members of Parliament on any subject upon request.
  • Facilitates the production of Policy Briefs and Bills Digests necessary for legislative analysis,
  • Keeps MPs abreast on political, social and economic developments both domestic and international, through fact - sheets.
  • Prepares draft speeches for Presiding Officers, Members of Parliament and Senior Staff of Parliament.
  • Manages the development and updating of the Informatics Database and constituency profiles.
  • Gives advice where technical specialised information is required.
  • Imparts research and policy analysis skills to subordinates.
  • Performs any other duties as may be assigned by the Chief Director Information Services.

Qualifications and Experience

  • A Social Science Degree preferably Sociology, Economics, Politics and Administration, Economic History etc.
  • A relevant Masters Degree.
  • 5 years in Public Administration, 3 of which must be at management level.
  • Sound administrative and accounting skills.
  • Assertiveness and well- developed presentation and communication skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • High levels of integrity and professional ethics.
  • Computer literacy.


How to Apply

Applications, together with detailed curriculum vitae, copies of certified educational and professional certificates, a motivation letter of not more than 200 words (for post 1 only) and three contactable referees, clearly showing which job is being applied for, should be hand-delivered and / or sent to:

The Clerk of Parliament

Parliament Building

Corner Third Street & Nelson Mandela Avenue

P.O. Box CY 298



Alternatively submissions can be e-mailed to: Canvassing and CV fraud will lead to automatic disqualification. 

NB: Parliament of Zimbabwe is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified women, with the requisite experience, are strongly encouraged to apply. In return, Parliament of Zimbabwe offers a comparatively competitive remuneration package which will be disclosed to shortlisted candidates. 

Deadline: 17 March 2023

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Parliament of Zimbabwe

The Parliament of Zimbabwe is the bicameral legislature of Zimbabwe composed of the Senate and the National Assembly. The Senate is the upper house, and consists of 80 members, 60 of whom are elected by proportional representation from ten six-member constituencies corresponding to the country's provinces.

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